Monday, September 22, 2008

Tai chi chih

T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 movements and 1 pose that together make up a meditative form of exercise to which practitioners attribute physical and spiritual health benefits. Some studies
have found the practice to reduce stress and relieve certain ailments.

Developed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1974 by Justin Stone, T’ai Chi Chih has spread mostly through word-of-mouth in a grassroots fashion among practicing individuals. It is now taught and practiced in the US and Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and other countries.

T’ai Chi Chih has visual similarities to Tai chi chuan, but no martial arts aspect. According to practitioners, T’ai Chi Chih focuses on circulating, developing and balancing the .

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